Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem terror attack that killed Border Police officer Hadas Malka on Friday in a message posted by Amaq, the group’s news agency.
This is the first time that Islamic State have claimed responsibility for carrying out an attack on Jerusalem or Israel soil.
A message posted by the group stated that “the attack was carried out by three lions,” and said that the attack “will not be the last.”
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The attacks occurred simultaneously in two areas near the Damascus gate of Jerusalem’s walled old city.
At one scene, two Palestinians were shot dead after opening fire at and trying to stab a group of Israeli police officers, police said. At the other, a Palestinian fatally stabbed a border policewoman before being shot dead by police.
A second Israeli officer was also injured in the attacks.